Rugby League

Summer Bash

Summer Bash is heading to York!

The Betfred Championship Summer Bash is back on the road for 2023!

The home of York RLFC will see the seventh gathering of all 14 Championship clubs on the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2023.

Make a weekend of it by checking out the 20 best things to do in York! Weekend tickets are available from £35 Adults & £17.50 U16s while day tickets available to buy now from £20 Adults & £10 U16s.

The LNER Community Stadium is situated on the buzzing Vanguarde Shopping Park. Vangarde Shopping Park provides a premium shopping experience on the outskirts of the historic City of York, in the retail district of Monks Cross.

The park has become a popular shopping destination for shoppers and diners, housing the region’s largest Next store, and an M&S store with food hall and cafe. 

Vangarde offers a range of eateries for all tastes and ages, including Prezzo, Nando’s, Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill, M&S Cafe, Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero. Less than 100 metres away from the stadium, Vanguarde is the perfect pre-requisite for a spectacular weekend of Rugby League action.

Matchday Information

A dedicated Fanzone will be in operation behind the West Stand with street food, bars and live entertainment across the weekend.

More information will be released soon on the Fanzone activities. Drinks bought within the fanzone, will not be able to be taken into the stadium bowl and vice versa.

Your match ticket(s) allows you to watch all games on the specified day(s). There will be a pass out system in place allowing you to arrive and leave the stadium at your wish across the day(s).

The Monks Cross area is served by a number of bus routes, providing regular services from the city centre, and surrounding areas. The most frequent, First York Park and Ride service 9, departs every 10 minutes from York City Centre. The final bus scheduled is 9:45pm leaving Monks Cross Park and Ride. 

For a detailed Fan Guide for Summer Bash CLICK HERE.

Important information on travel and matchday arrangements.

We recommend either booking taxis in advance or using the First York bus service instead as York Races have a meeting on the same day and we expect York City Centre and taxi services to be extremely busy.

Plan your trip in advance and have a look at some of the best things to do during your visit to the historic City of York - Best Things to See & Do in York | 2023 | Attractions | Visit York.

The LNER Community Stadium's postcode is YO32 9AF. Should you require car parking at the stadium, please use our matchday car park located at the Monks Cross Park & Ride, less than 100 metres from the stadium. The postcode for the Park & Ride Car Park is YO32 9JU. Tickets need to be purchased in advance from here. A steward then scans the ticket in the car park. Accessible parking is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis within the East Stand car park as well as the Park and Ride car park.

Food and beverage concessions will be open throughout the full stadium and alcohol will be allowed to be consumed in stadium seats. You will not be able to bring a large amount of your own food and drink into the ground.